Law 5653 of 2016, on the protection of children and adolescents against harmful content on the Internet.

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This legislation focuses on various issues. It obligates Internet Service Providers (Access Providers) to develop and offer software that allow the detection, filtering, classification, deletion and blocking of content harmful to minors. The software must be installed in spaces that offer public access to the internet.

The law creates a National Observatory for the Protection of Children and Adolescents (Observatorio Nacional para la Protección de los Derechos de Niño, Niña y el Adolescente en Internet – ONAI). The observatory is responsible for developing and executing a national plan to protect and promote the rights of minors in the Internet, to monitor the content on the Internet and prepare semiannual reports about the compliance with this law, to create and update a database of websites and improper content for children and adolescents, and to receive complaints about ISPs that do not comply with the law.

Topic, claim, or defense
Child Protection (Includes Child Pornography)
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Issuing entity
Legislative Branch
Type of service provider
General or Non-Specified
OSP obligation considered
Block or Remove
Monitor or Filter
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